Thursday, September 30, 2010

Visiting Gallup NM with a Leica M9

Leica M9 Elmarit 35mm f/2.8

We're on the road headed towards Jackson Hole WY having left Tucson on Tuesday.  We added another day and another stop along the way and went into Albuquerque NM to pick up a little used Leica 135mm f/3.4 lens that Don brought off of E-bay.  We arrived in Gallup late yesterday afternoon and spent today visiting Gallup and the many Trading Posts that are located here.  The top two Trading Post we've visited are Perry Null Trading Company and the Richardson Trading Company. We visited Perry Null first and had the great pleasure of meeting Jason & Lauren and by the time we left we felt we were long friends; the Richardson Trading Company belonged to Jason's grandfather.  Both places allowed Don to take as many photographs as he wanted while Sandy shopped for bargains; needless say both of us were very pleased.

Inside Perry Null Trading Company

 The following was shot hand held using a Leica 135mm f/3.4

Downtown Gallup NM

Navajo Code Talkers one of the most secret weapons we had during WWII.  These great people are dying and should be thanked and remembered for the brave deeds they performed.

 Sample images taken with the 135mm f/3.4. 

Don has been wanting to capture a train for some time and this just happened to come at the right time. Captured with the Leica 135mm f/3.4

 More street images of Gallup on historic Route 66. (all captured with the 24mm)

 Inside the Richardson Trading Co.  (Eddie came running to Don to see if he wanted to pawn the M9 - you really don't want to know what Don's reply was other than "NO!"  We did have a great conversation with both Eddie and Mark.  The following were all captured with the 24mm. 

We hope you enjoy a brief visit to Gallup and should you find yourself in town you owe it to yourself to visit Perry Null Trading Co at 1710 South Second St (505-863-5249) and the Richardson Trading Co at 222 West 66 Ave (505-722-4762).

As always thanks for letting us share our experiences and remember we welcome your comments or questions. Next stop is Ouray CO.

Sandy & Don

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